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South Australia records two new cases of COVID-19 – ABC News

South Australia records two new cases of COVID-19, one of whom authorities say attended a school while she was likely infectious, and a teenager who returned from Victoria late last month.

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South Australia has recorded two new cases of COVID-19, one of whom authorities say attended a school while she was likely infectious, and a teenager who returned from Victoria late last month.
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  • A woman attended an Adelaide school while infectious
  • SA Health is informing the school and setting up mobile testing there
  • A teenager who arrived from Victoria has also tested positive

SA Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said it was “unfortunate”…

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Exposure to air pollution may increase risk of Covid death, major study says – The Guardian

Single-unit rise in exposure to small-particle pollution over previous decade may increase death rate by up to 6%

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Long-term exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of death from Covid-19, according to a large study by the Office for National Statistics.
It analysed more than 46,000 coronavirus deaths in England and showed that a small, single-unit increase in peoples exposure to small-particle pollution over the previous decade may increase the death rate by up to 6%. A single-unit increase in nitrogen dioxide, which is at illegal levels in most urban areas, was linked to a 2% increase in death rat…

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Police called in to check if Tangara school cluster breached health orders – Sydney Morning Herald

NSW Police are examining whether Tangara School for Girls breached COVID-19 protocols, after the cluster expanded to 20 cases on Thursday.

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The parent also said school assemblies were not following social distancing guidelines and that high school students ran a primary school food stall last Wednesday.
A Tangara spokesperson told Nine News that the independent Catholic Opus Dei school would co-operate with any investigations but had very little concern.
The spokesperson also told Nine that the school was unaware NSW Health had called on NSW Police to assist with investigations.
A NSW Police spokesman on Thursday night confirmed …

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Care agency banned after SA woman’s death – Australian Associated Press

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The company responsible for the care of Adelaide woman Ann-Marie Smith when she died has been banned from operating and had its registration revoked by the NDIS Commission.

The commission has been investigating NDIS provider Integrity Care since the 54-year-old died in hospital in April from septic shock, multiple organ failure, severe pressure sores and malnourishment.

Integrity Care took two weeks to report her death to the NDIS Commission.

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